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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Aug 10, 2014 10:30 AM CST
I am really kind of late getting this message on, for our tuberoses started blooming a couple of weeks ago. So far, we have a few good clumps and they are so wonderful with the fragrance in the evenings. I will say, they are hard to predict as to how they will perform from year to year, but we had a lot of rain in May, and that may have set them up for this nice bloom. Also, the temps have been pretty mild so far, highest has been 94 degrees and just for a short time.


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Cinta
Aug 10, 2014 8:05 PM CST
I can smell them. They do smell good.

I grow mine in pots I may not get blooms this year. If I do it will probably be in Sept now. If I keep them growing over the winter indoors I get blooms in Aug. I let them go to sleep last year.
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Oct 13, 2014 8:24 AM CST
This should be our last tuberose blooming this year. It has such an amazing fragrance which is carrying quite some distance for only one bloom.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 29, 2014 5:20 AM CST
My tuberoses are just starting off blooming for the season. I have several clumps, which will bloom into the new year. Stunning perfume. Lovey dubby
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Nov 30, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Hi, Glen, I have been looking at your tuberose pics--are you growing the double variety? We only grow the single, tried the doubles and they just didn't do well at all for us. Tuberoses are fantastic for fragrance, aren't they? I find it interesting that when cut and brought in the house, they do exactly as outdoors--the fragrance comes out in the evening. It has never been my good fortune to visit Australia, but my husband was able to spend some time there years ago, and he loved it. Best wishes from here and I love looking at your daylily pictures. Smiling
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 30, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Thank you, Avedon. Yes, mine is the double. It got it many years ago as a bulb in a packet. It did well and I have several clumps now. The perfume is quite stunning. People smell the blooms as they walk by the yard and sometimes asks what it is. I am glad you like the daylilies. Another season is passing, though, as summer looms.

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UndertheSun
Dec 6, 2014 4:43 AM CST
I love the fragrance of tuberoses! For some reason or another, I haven't seen any for sale in our area for quite some time. I'll have to add some to next seasons bulb order list.
Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Jun 21, 2016 7:40 AM CST
Hi everyone, I added 3 varieties this year, I have never grown them before but from everyone's description of the smell, I cannot wait to smell them!!!
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 12, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Tuberoses are doing very well so far--must have been all that rain, but we've had rainy springs before and they didn't do much.

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Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
Jul 15, 2016 6:59 AM CST
@Avedon Beautiful, I cannot wait for mine to bloom!!!
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 15, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Carla, we have several clumps in bloom now and it is so lovely in the evening when we go out and smell that wonderful fragrance.
Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
Jul 16, 2016 6:59 AM CST
@Avedon Mine are new this year and I am not sure if they will bloom, but with the description of the smell I am waiting with anticipation! I have never had the pleasure of the smell...
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 16, 2016 9:39 AM CST
@Carla, will be very happy to hear from you when that first sniff happens. Smiling
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 16, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Worked at a large display garden where they would plant up a huge indoor area with Tuberoses, what an incredible display and fragrance.
Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Jul 16, 2016 3:48 PM CST
I've only had the doubles. Any thoughts on the differences - esp in fragrance?
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 17, 2016 8:58 AM CST
Hey, Chantell, here we are again--how nice. When we lived in an suburban area quite a few years ago, we tried the doubles and they just didn't do for us, so switched to the singles with much more success. So, I can't comment about differences between them, maybe somebody else can chime in. Take a look at the post up above by Glen Ingram of Australia--he is growing the doubles, seem to do fine for him.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Jul 18, 2016 4:46 AM CST
Yes, the doubles do fine here. I started with a bulb and I have many clumps now throughout the garden. With all the winter rain had recently, a surprising scape come up this month but the White Cockatoos spotted it and severed it. Grumbling
Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Jul 19, 2016 6:56 AM CST
I am waiting with anticipation for the aroma...they are growing nicely!
cocoajuno
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 22, 2016 12:43 AM CST
I have both. The double seem to take longer to bloom and they are not as fragrant as the single. That is according to my nose.

They are not hardy in my zone so I grow them in pots and bring the pots in for the winter. My single bloom first and the doubles bloom much later. It is not bad because I have flowers later with the double but because the fragrance is not as strong as my single I place the pots on the table close to sitting areas.
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Jul 22, 2016 7:18 AM CST
Vintage - thank you! Just when I needed somebody with first scent experience Hilarious! Obviously it's too late in the season but does anybody have a good source for the single tuberoses for next year? I have more than enough of the doubles.
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